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Idyllic resort reopens in Okinawa

Originally opening just before the lockdown, this destination has to be top of your list when it comes to getaway

The luxurious four-star Hoshino Resort RISONARE Kohamajima has reopened in Okinawa, Japan’s subtropical southern prefecture, just three hours by air from Tokyo. Situated on the bare-foot paradise of Kohamajima in the YaeYama Islands, the stylish and newly built property offers 60 modern and spacious private suites built around a pristine lagoon. All suites have their own terrace and daybed and some offer private pools and jacuzzi-style outdoor bathtubs.

Having only opened in April 2020, the resort closed shortly after welcoming its first guests due to the global pandemic. However it has now reopened its doors and offers a rural coastal retreat in an idyllic island setting.

What’s more, with Okinawa boasting a year-round warm climate comparable to Hawaii and Cancun, the property is a great option for winter-sun breaks or travel in early 2021.

For those that want to explore the resort’s beautiful surroundings and discover more of Okinawa, there are a selection of activities and excursions to choose from, including snorkelling at a ‘mythical island’, sunset paddleboarding, moonlit beach yoga, sea canyoning, jet blading, stargazing and local craft classes.

Hoshino Resort RISONARE Kohamajima has reopened with enhanced hygiene management in place, including social distancing measures, temperature checks for all guests on arrival, additional sanitisation of rooms and public spaces. There is also a ‘take out’ style food service for guests that prefer to dine in their suites. Θ

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